Starwest Botanicals carries many products that are certified and accredited with the USDA National Organic Program and offer an extensive number of certified organic products. They are also working with the Non-GMO Project to verify a selection of their products. Starwest Botanicals has the finest non-diluted herbs that are steamed distilled for the highest quality. This makes their essential oils potent, pure, and more appropriate for therapeutic use than most others. They carry essential oils, various butters, and teas as well.
I have several articles that have recipes for blends of essential oils for dogs to address ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes as well as for helping anxiety issues. Although the term “aromatherapy was coined in 1920’s, the use of essential oils for their healing properties goes further back. Hippocrates who was known as the “Father of Medicine” studied the effects of essential oils on health. He also promoted the use of essential oils for their medicinal benefits.
In order to be used safely for dogs, essential oils must be properly diluted. NEVER use full strength oils on dogs. Before considering the use of essential oils for dogs with issues like seizure disorders or organ diseases, consult with your holistic vet to ensure their safety. Conventional vets typically do not have the education nor experience to know about how essential oils are used.
All recipes are complete; they include the carriers oils needed to dilute the solution. A carrier is a dilution substance. Some great carriers that I have mentioned in other articles include sweet almond oil, sesame oil, jojoba Oil, avocado oil, and aloe vera gel. Some oils that are used for dogs include cinnamon, rosemary, peppermint, cedarwood, lavender, roman chamomile, valerian, clary sage, sweet marjoram, neroli, petitgrain, sweet orange, ylang ylang, and bergamot.